St. Norbert goalie Jacobson selected NCHA player of the year

St. Norbert goalie David Jacobson, with saves like this, led the Green Knights all season long as was named the NCHA’s top player for the 2013-14 season (photo: St. Norbert College Athletics).

The NCHA announced Friday the men’s All-NCHA Team, player of the year, coach of the year, freshman of the year and All-Freshmen team.

The awards were voted on by the league’s head coaches.

St. Norbert junior goaltender David Jacobson is the NCHA player of the year. Through games of Feb. 27, Jacobson posted a 17-1 record, a 1.28 goals-against average (1.08 in the NCHA) and a .935 save percentage.

“David is a very competitive kid and he’s a very athletic kid,” said St. Norbert coach Tim Coghlin in a press release. “He makes some saves that he shouldn’t make. He can do things like that … He’s a confident young man and that stems from his work ethic and his preparedness.”

Coach of the year is third-year Lake Forest bench boss Ryan McKelvie and top freshman is St. Norbert defenseman Blake Thompson.

St. Norbert led all schools with five players named to the All-NCHA team and Adrian was the lone school to send two players to the six-member All-Freshmen team.

2013-14 NCHA All-Conference Team

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Mason BaptistaFJr.St. Norbert
Bobby BarrettFJr.Lake Forest
Duston HebebrandFJr.Adrian
Tyler KleinFSr.Marian
Brandon NowakowskiFSr.St. Scholastica
Joe PerryFSr.St. Norbert
Ben CertoDSo.Lake Forest
Marian FialaDJr.St. Norbert
Ryan GieselerDJr.Adrian
Blake ThompsonDFr.St. Norbert
Tyler BruggemanGSo.St. Scholastica
David JacobsonGJr.St. Norbert
Leo PodolskyGSo.Lake Forest

2013-14 NCHA All-Freshmen Team

Player's NamePositionSchool
Jack LewisFLake Forest
Brett PinkertonFAdrian
Blake RoubosFLawrence
Michael HoyDAdrian
Blake ThompsonDSt. Norbert
Austin CampbellGMilwaukee School of Engineering


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